Set in Toronto and Milan, Between Rothko and 3 Windows takes us into the inner vortex of cities evolving away from the imagined ethnic certainties of the past towards an unsettling, increasingly chaotic world in which we struggle to find a firm foothold on the ever-shifting realities of citizenship and identity. Luigi Sasta, editor in chief of the moribund Italian language daily, Stampa Italica, is caught in his own existential vortex in a kind of no man's land that is the city of Toronto. Nearing retirement age and suffering from periodic angina attacks, widowed for eleven years, estranged from his beloved daughter, unable to forge lasting friendships in the New World, Luigi meanders on the streets of Toronto, at once seduced and repelled by the steel and glass temples of commerce, longing for a return to some Arcadian homeland that seems to exist only in his fevered imagination.
After five books with Mansfield Press and several books and chapbooks with small publishing houses, Corrado Paina continues to live and work in Toronto, Canada.
Toronto’s Damiano Pietropaolo is an award-winning writer/broadcaster, director, translator, and educator. As editor, director and producer Damiano explored the theme of exile and return and the emergence of a post-national drama.
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